Management Team

Andriy Kobolyev

Chief executive officer (chairman of the executive board) since 25 March 2014

Andriy began his career at the international audit and consulting group PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where he specialized in issues of strategic management and corporate transformation. From 2002 to 2010 he worked at Naftogaz, rising from a chief specialist to adviser to the chairman.

Some time later, Andriy co-founded AYA Capital investment banking group where he focused on debt and equity capital raising, debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations of large enterprises and holdings.

Andriy holds a master's degree in international economic relations with honors from the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv Shevchenko National University.

 


Sergiy Pereloma

First deputy chairman since August 2014

Sergiy has more than 14 years experience in the oil and gas industry and manages divisions responsible for transit and supply of natural gas, customs clearance, gas sales and gas balancing.

He has extensive experience in finance, banking and insurance sectors.

Sergiy graduated from the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv Shevchenko National University.

 

 

 

 


Sergiy Konovets

Deputy chairman since April 2014

Sergiy is responsible for financial and economic management in Naftogaz.

Sergiy has 20 years of professional experience in strategy development, business development, finance and audit with international companies.

He worked for leading audit companies Deloitte and EY. Before his appointment to Naftogaz, Sergiy worked at international consultancy Boston Consulting Group.

He also was a business development and strategic planning manager at international agriculture holding Bunge located in Switzerland.

Sergiy holds an MBA degree from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Yuriy Kolbushkin

Member of executive board since February 1999

Yuriy has worked at Naftogaz since the company was founded. He is responsible for taxation, pricing policy, budgeting and economic relations. Before moving to oil and gas industry, he worked for 15 years in the Finance Ministry of Ukraine.

Yuriy graduated from the Kyiv Institute of National Economy, holds a doctoral degree in economics and is a member (academic) of the Ukrainian Academy for Oil and Gas.

 

 

 


Yuriy Vitrenko

Chief commercial officer of Naftogaz Group

Yuriy is responsible for strategic development and reform of Naftogaz and for the diversification of gas supplies to Ukraine. He also supervises international business activity of the company as well as development of international cooperation and manages gas purchases in European gas markets.

Yuriy worked for Naftogaz in 2002-2003 and 2005-2010 being responsible for international bank loans and debt restructuring. He was an adviser to the chairman of the board on permanent and freelance basis.

His career began in 1998 with the international audit and consulting group PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where he advised major Ukrainian companies on financial management. He has 9 years of experience in investment banking and finance in Ukraine and abroad. Yuriy worked for Merrill Lynch investment bank in London and was the senior vice-president and chief operational officer at Amstar Europe international investment fund. He is a co-founder and partner AYA Capital investment banking group and headed the company between 2010 and 2016.

In 2004 Yuriy graduated from the MBA program at the INSEAD Business School (France, Singapore). He holds a master’s degree in International Business Management from Kyiv National Economic University, and is an Associate of the London Securities and Investment Institute (ASI).


Iaroslav Tekliuk

Director for legal affaris

Yaroslav is responsible for legal matters and government relations. He has 15 years of professional experience in legal practice.

Yaroslav has provided legal advice and represented corporate clients in banking, financial, and telecommunications sectors.

Prior to joining Naftogaz he spent eight years at Vasil Kisil and Partners, a leading Ukrainian law firm, including four years as a partner. Yaroslav has graduated in International Law from the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv National Shevchenko University.

 


Vitaliy Shcherbenko

Director for administrative activity and energy efficiency

Vitaliy is responsible for organizing and planning capital investment and non-core asset programs at Naftogaz group.

He manages investment raising for projects on energy saving technologies, minimizing natural gas losses and consumption and increasing the share of renewable energy sources.

He is also responsible for procurement, coordinates personnel policy, social issues and logistic support.

He has more than 20 years of experience in senior management positions. Vitaliy studied Economics at Kyiv National Economic University.